WRR63: Riding the Honda Shadow RS

Sometimes you’re just in a cruiser kind of mood. Yesterday was one of those days. I had just spent the labor day weekend running around like crazy for my sister-in-law’s wedding, which we were not only throwing together – but I was also photographing. So after 4 crazy days in Florida plus two long drives down and back, I was ready to just get out and cruise. Thanks to Hagar Cycle World in Rock Hill, SC, I got to do just that. Enter: the Honda Shadow RS.
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WRR51: Motorcycle Meteorology

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If you’ve been riding for any length of time then you’ve been there: you leave for work in the morning, skies are blue and it’s just a beautiful ride in to the office. But by the time 5pm rolls around, things aren’t looking so good for you. Skies are brooding with dark clouds. Some directions – usually the one you need to head in – greet you with a black wall of rain. What to do? In many parts of the country, afternoon summer thunderstorms are just an everyday possibility. If you ride frequently, chances are pretty good that you’re going to be caught out one day. Below are some tips to help you prepare for such a scenario.

1). Check the weather. Okay, this may seem obvious, and to be honest, this step may or may not be helpful at all. Still, it’s a good idea to have some sort of sense of what to expect that day. Is it a standard 20% chance of scattered thunderstorms, or a more ominous 85% chance of severe thunderstorms in your area that day? Continue reading WRR51: Motorcycle Meteorology